Summit girls win District opener
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots had little trouble winning their district tournament opener against Culdesac as they pulled away to a 54-30 victory at Craigmont Monday, Feb. 1.Jamie Chmelik chases after a loose ball in Summit’s district game against Culdesac.
As the only two Division 2 teams in District 2 the two teams are holding a best 2 out of 3 District Tournament for a spot in the state tournament. The second game is set for Wednesday, Feb. 3, also at the Highland gym in Craigmont. If necessary, a third game would be held Monday, Feb. 8.
If Wednesday’s game goes anything like this one, Summit will be headed to state for the second straight year.
Summit jumped  out to an 8-0 lead in the game as they held Culdesac scoreless for nearly 4 minutes. Savanah Prigge had 4 of those 8 points while Jamie Chmelik and Tara Stubbers each added a basket.
Culdesac finally got on the scoreboard at the 4:05 mark with a pair of free throws by Sara Dau.
Summit then scored another 7 straight points to build their lead to 15-2 with 2:26 left in the quarter.
At that point Culdesac started forcing turnovers and put together a run of their own. Dau scored 6 straight points and Taylor Hewett added a driving lay-up at the buzzer to cut Summit’s lead to 15-10.
Culdesac cut the lead to 4 at 16-12 early in the second quarter but Summit then took control. The Patriots outscored Culdesac 14-1 the rest of the quarter to take a 30-13 halftime lead. Culdesac was limited to just 3 free throws in the quarter as they went 0 for 11 from the field.
Chmelik and Prigge each scored 4 points in that 14-1 run.
Summit continued to pull away in the third quarter as they extended their 17 point halftime lead to 25 by the end of the third quarter at 45-20.  After finishing the first half with a 10-0 run they added 5 more at the start of the third quarter for 15 straight points.
Savanah Prigge is surrounded but still gets a shot away against Culdesac at District.The Summit reserves got the bulk of the playing time in the fourth quarter and Culdesac was able to trim the lead down to 19 but Summit scored the final 5 points of the game for the final 24-point margin.
Prigge had 15 points to lead Summit in scoring with Rachel Wemhoff adding 13 points along with 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Chmelik had 12 points with 11 rebounds and 5 steals.
Savannah Kuther, Brooke Schumacher and Nicole Frei scored 4 points each and Tara Stubbers scored 2.
Kuther also hit double figures in rebounds with 10 as Summit outrebounded the Wolves 63-37.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well as Summit was 24 for 71 from the field, 34%, while Culdesac was 11 for 56, 20%. Summit was 6 for 14 at the line, 43%, while Culdesac was 6 for 8, 75%.
Only two players scored for Culdesac and unless they find some more scoring somewhere, Summit should be earning a return trip to State on Wednesday evening.
--Late news-Summit defeated Culdesac Wednesday night 58-39 to win the District title. They will advance to their second straight state tournament. They will play the District 5-6 winner at 6:15 p.m. Mountain Time on Feb. 18 at Nampa High School - the same gym they played at last year.--
Summit    15 15 15   9 -54
Culdesac 10   3   7 10 -30
Summit-Chmelik 5-11, 2-3, 12; T. Stubbers 1-6, 0-0, 2; R. Wemhoff 6-16, 1-3, 13; Kuther 2-10, 0-0, 4; Prigge 7-14, 1-2, 15; Frei 1-1, 2-4, 4; Schumacher 2-6, 0-0, 4; C. Stubbers 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-0, 0-2, 0; Schwartz 0-2, 0-0, 0; J. Wemhoff 0-4, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Culdesac-T. Hewett 4-17, 1-2, 11; Gibbs 0-0, 0-0, 0; S. Hewett 0-5, 0-0, 0; Dau 7-23, 5-6, 19; Brown 0-5, 0-0, 0; Blewett 0-5, 0-0, 0; Stolte 0-0, 0-0, 0; Charwood 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-T. Hewett 2.

Summit girls lose 3 of 4
The going got rough last week and one half for the Summit basketball ladies, as their schedule found them facing some of the top teams in the Savannah Kuther scores a lay-up in the District opener against Culdesac.WhitePine League.  When the shooting was done, Summit fell prey to the league’s third place team Troy by a score of 42-37, then met the same fate at the hands of Genesee 45-39, and finally a no-doubt loss to the league leading Lapwai Wildcats by a score of 68-44, all WhitePine losses.  Summit did manage one league win during the period with a relatively easy victory over Division II foe Culdesac, this game ending 63-44 Summit.
The week and one half activity left the Patriots with a 14-5 overall record, with a final league record of 6 and 5.  The girls have one more regular game on their schedule, a final match against Orofino here at Prairie High School Thursday, February 5.
Prior to that, the Patriots will be contesting in a best two of three matchup with Culdesac, the winner earning a trip to state.  The first two games of the matchup will be at Highland February 1 and 3, game time 7:00 P.M.
In the Troy contest, quarter scores of 9-10, 21-17, and 29-32, Summit first, indicate the close character of the contest, with Troy pulling ahead with a 10-8 edge in the fourth to finish the winner 42-37.  Scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals data follow:  Jaime Chmelik- 8,6,1,3; Nicole Frei –0,2,0,0; Tara Stubbers –4,6,0,1; Brooke Schumacher –2,2,1,0; Rachel Wemhoff –9,1,7,1; Savannah Kuther –2,0,0,0; Savanah Prigge –12,13,2,3.  In the prelim, Troy also topped Summit, 34-15.
Summit’s next encounter was a single varsity game with the Genesee Bulldogs, another game that went awry in the fourth quarter, as the Patriots held a 12-9 lead at the quarter break, were tied 19 all at the half, the pulled ahead 33-29 at the three quarter mark.  A couple of key turnovers on the part of the Patriots, plus two well-timed treys by the Bulldogs saw the visitors pull ahead right at the end to take a 45-39 win.  Again, stats for the game: points, rebounds, assists, and steals in that order: Chmelik –10,3,2,0; Frei –2,2,0,0; Stubbers 2,7,0,2; Schumacher –2,1,1,1; Wemhoff –5,7,5,3; Kuther –2,2,2,0; and Prigge –16,13,0,1.
Onto the next game, at Lapwai against the lead-leading Wildcats proved to be less contested, as the Wildcats jumped out to a 22-9 at the quarter, 41-22 at the half, 61-32 third quarter, and closed out Summit 68-44 at the end.  Lapwai drilled 6 threes during the contest to stretch out the Summit zone, then penetrated inside for quick passes and easy layups to take the game with relative ease.  Samuels and Spencer had 19 and 17 points to lead the Wildcats, while Summit stats show the following: Chmelik –10,6,0,2; Frei –4,2,0,1; Stubbers –6,7,0,1; Schumacher –6,2,0,2; Wemhoff –12,6,6,4; Kuther –1,0,0,0,; and Prigge –5,8,1,1.  The jayvee Wildcats also easily took the measure of the Summit jayvee ladies, final score 44-24.
In a single game at Culdesac, the Patriots got back on the winning track by taking a Division II WhitePine league contest from the Wolves 63-44.  The quarter scores for the evening, Summit first: 18-13, 38-21, 51-32, and 63-44 at the end with subs playing much of the final minutes.  Scoring and other stats for Summit: Chmelik –13,4,3,1; Frei –2,2,0,0; Stubbers –0,12,1,0; Schumacher –6,2,2,1; Wemhoff –6,7,10,2; Courtney Schwartz –2,0,0,0; Rachel Uhlenkott –0,1,2,0; and Prigge –26,15,2,1.

Summit boys lose big to Nezperce
Red-hot shooting by the Nezperce Indians, coupled with a less than full-strength David Johnson from Summit, provided a doomsday experience for the Summit Patriots last Friday, Summit hosting the Indians at Prairie High School.  Final score: 74-46 Nezperce.Josh Frei tries to get a shot past a Nezperce defender.
The Indians racked up a torrid 48% from the shooting twos, netting 23 of their 48 attempts, while dropping 6 of 13 threes through the hoop, a sizzling 46% from the outer arc.  Meanwhile, Summit managed only a 36% outing on their two’s but did hit 3 of 5 attempts from long range.
Quarter scores in the contest: 16-22, 26-49, 34-67, and the final 46-74 settled with no doubt the Division II champion in our area, and definitely puts Nezperce in the favored class for the upcoming district contest, winner  to state.
Scoring for the Patriots was Dylan Prigge with 16, Josh Frei wit h14, Johnson with 8, his short-range jumpers continually bouncing off the front of the rim on uncharacteristic 4 of 13 shooting, Derek Nuxoll –4, Austin Chmelik –3, and Josh Schlader with 1.  Rebound stats credited Nuxoll with 2, Chmelik with one, Johnson with 4, with Prigge, Frei, and Schlader each adding 5.
The entire Nezperce team got into the hot-scoring act with 12 credited to Chris Riggers, 6 to Kaleb Carpenter, 12 to Damon Leitch, 3 to Jordon Kilmer, 10 to Mitch Wemhoff.  Nezperce had 16 fouls in the contest, Summit 13.
The loss lowered Summit’s record for the year to 6 and 8, with an 0-6 league record, all losses but two being hotly contested by Summit.  Late game fatigue has been a factor in most games, as Summit’s varsity, consisting primarily of the starting five has led through three quarters on several of the losses, only to drop behind in the end.
The Patriots have six games remaining on their schedule, four of which count as White Pine league matches, then will enter a three-team district with Highland and Nezperce to determining the Division II state representative from this area.  Four games are on tap in the next wee, with a trip to Timberline Tuesday, then Troy boys here at Prairie Middle School Thursday, a trip to Salmon River Saturday, then a rescheduled league meet with Deary here at Prairie High School this coming Monday night.
Dylan Prigge puts up a jump shot against Nezperce.

Honor Roll announced
Officials at Summit academy released their second quarter honor roll and perfect attendance records this week, with four high school students earning maximum high honors with grade points of 4.00.  Summit honor roll requirements include honors status, 3.5 to 3.74, high honor status, 3.75 to 3.99 with 4.00 or a straight A average earning the student the maximum high honor classification.
Students with 4.00 average during second quarter: senior Dylan Prigge, Sophomores Nicole Frei, Savanah Prigge and Rachel Uhlenkott.  
Earning high honors were seniors Tara Stubbers –3.91, and Margaret Yalbuw –3.86; junior Rachel Wemhoff –3.91; sophomores Austin Chmelik –3.86, Anthony Chmelik –3.83, and Derek Nuxoll –3.97; and frosh Kody Duclos –3.94.
Honor status students: senior Josh Frei –3.69, sophomores Savannah Kuther –3.54 and Courtney Schwartz –3.69.
High school perfect attendance winners include Dylan Prigge, Jenn Wemhoff, Jamie Chmelik, Rachel Wemhoff, Anthony Chmelik, Nicole Frei, Savannah Kuther, Michael Rehder, Kody Duclos, Patrick Green, Brooke Schumacher, Shane Stubbers, and Dan Wemhoff.
Junior high and elementary students on the honor roll require that overall grade averages are 90% or better: 8th grade: Abby Chmelik, Sarah Chmelik, Kayla Duclos, Rachael Frei, Gregory Hattrup, Megan Rehder, and Nicole Wemhoff.  7th grade: Megan Seubert.  6th grade: Jolene Chmelik, Thomas Schwartz, and Ashlee Stubbers.  5th grade: Bridget Beckman, Maggie Chmelik, Lindsey Goeckner, Chris Osborne, Tyson Schlader, and Ellie Watson.  4th grade: Lucy Osborne, Luke Schwartz, Justin Wassmuth, Angela Wemhoff.  3rd grade: Taylor Lustig, and Dylan Schumacher.
Perfect attendance at the junior high and elementary level, grades 3-8: Gregory Hattrup, Sarah Kuther, Megan Rehder, Matthew Schwartz, Nicole Wemhoff, Kayla Schumacher, Joline Chmelik, Thomas Schwartz, Kaitlen Stubbers, Maggie Chmelik, Jacinta Kuther, Chris Osborne, Lucas Wemhoff, Lucy Osborne, Luke Schwartz, Justin Wassmuth, Angela Wemhoff, Rachel Chmelik, Mary Kuther, Taylor Lustig, Kayla Rehder, Dylan Schumacher, and Theresa Wemhoff.

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2/5, Orofino here (at PHS), Girls, Vars & JV 6:00
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